Monday, July 27, 2009

Wasn't Boy George a Hare Krishna Devotee Too? Although, he gives a whole new meaning to "Bow Down Mister"..oh soz, actual post is below:

Am I the only person who wondered why this got to the front page of the Sunday paper? Or why the section of the paper targeted at an Indian demographic has such utter inane rubbish in it? Do people actually find this newsworthy enough to make it to the papers. Also, why does the Sunday Times Extra seem to revel in articles about people bringing on some kinda "embarrassment" to the religious groups they're affiliated with? Here's a ctrl+c, ctrl +v of the entire episode.

Rumpus over sex emails
Taschica Pillay

Hare Krishna devotee sorry for false claims

A Hare Krishna devotee claims he disseminated an e-mail containing salacious details of an alleged adulterous affair between himself and a fellow devotee as an act of “vengeance”.

The man, whose identity is known to the Sunday Times Extra, recently distributed a revealing e-mail entitled “Warning to Durban guys” containing details of an alleged affair between himself and a Phoenix mother of three who, he claimed, pleasured him like a “Bangkok prostitute”. He also attached a picture of the woman.

He claimed he sent the e-mail to warn other men about the woman and her wiles. After realising that his e-mail was being widely circulated, the man distributed another e-mail saying his claims in the original e-mail were untrue.

“I was angry and wanted vengeance on this lady,” he wrote in an e-mail he sent to the Sunday Times Extra and which is also being circulated.

“I fully and unreservedly take back what I said and apologise for the embarrassment I caused. I have apologised to her and she has accepted.

“She is actually a good person. I am the bad one,” he said.

In the original e-mail, he claimed he and the woman became friends after meeting at a shopping mall.

“She was pretty and seemed pleasant enough. Since I was trying to uplift myself spiritually, I thought it was nice to meet a like-minded individual.”

The pair then met at a shopping mall a few times and their relationship allegedly developed into a sexual one. He said he “reluctantly” slept with the woman a few times but should have known “something was not right when she kept insisting on doing it in hotel rooms and in the back of her car”.

“But being a man, I was too excited and infatuated with her that I lost all good sense,” he added.

He said he was devastated when the woman told him she was married.

The woman, who runs her own business, this week hit back in her own e-mail, dismissing the allegations as “utter rubbish”. “I was going to be the better person and not respond to this, but it is destroying the dignified reputation I once had.”

The woman, who said she was a happily married mother of three, said the man approached her at the temple for a job after he saw her company’s name on her car. A few hours after giving him her business card, the man called her at home asking if he could drop off his CV at her office the next day.

She then employed the man as a general worker.

“One morning he confided in me, saying he had feelings for another guy and he didn’t feel attracted to women.

“He wanted to test his hormones and wanted me to kiss him to see if he felt anything. But obviously I declined as it sounded fishy to me.”

She said that two weeks later “ he confronted me again, started getting personal and saying he has fallen in love with me, and that I should have fun with him”.

The woman said she was shocked by his advances and told him to concentrate on his personal life, rather than a relationship between them.

She said she did not tell her husband, a taxi owner, the “real story” for fear that he would become violent.

Champakalata Dasi, International Society of Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) spokesman, said that the spiritual organisation “did not associate ourselves with an e-mail of such a derogatory nature.”

This guy sounds like a complete imbecile. The woman too. To the desperate demographic of my readership, perhaps if you'd also like to be "pleasured" by a "Bangkok prostitute" (totally LOLs name for a place which has a reputation for flesh pedlars btw), maybe your new pick up line can be "Hi, I'm gay, kiss me so I can test my hormones"? (Or a reasonable adaptation thereof?)

Seriously though, what planet do people like this come from??


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Anonymous cobain said...

Answer: Durban.


July 27, 2009 5:25 pm  
Blogger The Organ Harvester said...

Ja. The Extra is dedicated to having some miserable story with obligatory sad face pic of really unhappy indian folk, unlike the movies. I mean with some of those guys I just want to hand them a tree. Since the paper pushes the stereotype like we all just got of the boat yesterday I think we should just go with it. I think we should make up a story. It seems easy to get Bhai Ouens looking miserABLE on film.

They should change it to the Sun Newspaper,

"Tokoloshe wins big at Sun Coast"
"Stanger to get own currency and official language."
"Priest protest: Will have a go slow in all Houses of God until demands are met."
Can you imagine.

Can you?

But then again Charous smaak knowing other people are catching onto kak.

July 28, 2009 12:39 pm  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

Cobain: brilliant timing :P

OH: Those headlines made me laugh, cos it's not actually so far off from what they dole out on a weekly basis.

August 03, 2009 2:36 pm  
Blogger Waseem said...

The Post is just as bad with it's dumb stories, about this old couple having the ir anniversary or someone child getting their degree, how is that news?

OH your headlines are funny

August 04, 2009 4:22 pm  
Blogger Antonio said...

Interesting that we don't get The Extra down in the First World. I mean Cape Town.

August 06, 2009 10:09 pm  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

@ Waseem: The post is terrible, do they still have pictures of people giving their gf roses for valentines day?

@ Antonio: Uncle, it's cos the SS Karanja hasn't docked in CT yet lol. You guys get something targeted at the "Flets" demographic? The Extra only appears in historically Indian areas up here though.

August 13, 2009 12:07 am  
Blogger Waseem said...

I avoid reading the Post so I don't know. I do know they still have the editor's children/nieces/nephews on the front page in eastern wear every Diwali/ Eid/ Maha Shivratri etc. etc.

Note to self: Read my comment before posting.

August 14, 2009 8:52 am  

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